1879The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument was dedicated at City Hall.Government and Public Service, Military

The monument was dedicated on September 11, 1879, which was observed as a holiday. There was a procession that included military companies and Grand Army posts from across the state, guests, veteran soldiers, department officers of the Grand Army of the Republic, the fire department, various organizations, and bands from all over Massachusetts.

Pringle, James R. History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Published by the City of Gloucester Archives Committee and the Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1997.
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